Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
James Cook, Instructor
All Skill Levels Welcome
Spring: May 4 to 6, 2012.
Fall: October 12 to 14, 2012
Tuition and Lodging:
$625 per participant; double occupancy
Single supplement available
Non-participating companion discount available
Named the Most Beautiful Place in America 2011, this National Lakeshore is Michigan's best-kept secret and the National Park Service's sparkling jewel. There are 35 miles of sandy beaches, the world's largest moving dunes and 70,000 acres of preserved and protected natural beauty. Spring brings a wonderful softness to the area, with too many shades of green to count. The mature green hardwood forests and white dunes contrast beautifully with the turquoise blue water of the Manitou Passage.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore comprises diverse landscapes from towering dunes along the crystal clear turquoise waters of Lake Michigan, wonderful lush forests on its shores to the quiet country roads meandering between the historical farmsteads of Port Oneida.
The colors of this area change dramatically with the season. When spring arrives the scarlet tanager returns to the woods to flash its flame red feathers against the bright greens of the new leaves on the trees in the forest. Wildflowers abound from trillium to Jack-in-the-Pulpit. The Leelanau Peninsula is awash with acres of cherry orchards in full spring bloom. The fall foliage is spectacular.The workshops begin on Friday at 4 PM with a meeting at the Homestead Resort; our base of operations. After getting acquainted and reviewing gear and some basics, we'll break for check-in, then get together for a sunset photo session.
Workshop size is limited to eight photographic participants in order to enjoy the small group dynamic and maximize the amount of personal attention for each photographer.
Dawn on the Leelanau Peninsula